Beauty and the Beast is hands down my favourite animated film of all time.
Over the past 2.5 decades I’ve watch the movie a countless number of times and have even went so far as to buy all the memorabilia and bric-a-brac including a transformable Beast with a removable mane back when it premiered in 1991.
So when I heard the word that Disney was producing a live-action remake of the classic, I was joyfully hysterical.
In advance of its opening this week, I decided to get into the spirit by boarding a plane and taking off to London to partake in ‘A Tale As Old As Time’ high tea with the Brits.
Short of wearing a blue dress with a white apron, the beautifully stunning Kensington Hotel welcomed me to be THEIR guest, at its one of a kind Beauty and the Beast inspired High Tea!
After being seated beside a roaring fire place, the dance of the dishes began.
To start, a playful twist on the delectables from the film.
Beef Ragu & saffron aranchini, Cheese Soufflé and mini venison Pie made their way down my hatch before you you could say “on display”.
A chocolate ganache Cogsworth tart with gold leafing perched beside Belle’s Yellow Ballgown made from Speculoos and Marzipan.
Then there was Chip, encouraging me to “Try the grey stuff…” A white chocolate mousse under a velvet-ey grey cloak of whipped cream.
Finally, what would this tea be without the enchanted rose and the moment that the last petal were to drop.
A delicate golden jelly with a single floating rose petal which was later topped with heavy sweet cream.
And I did learn to love.
Mr. Fab and the Beast